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Fuel feed line by EvilSqueezles
Started on: 08-12-2013 08:06 PM
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Report this Post08-12-2013 08:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for EvilSqueezlesClick Here to Email EvilSqueezlesSend a Private Message to EvilSqueezlesEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
87 2.8 auto

I had 2 bad fuel feed lines. The one that runs from the fuel filter up to the fuel rail lines and connects there. One had a very bad kink in it, so I removed it. I had an extra one that I found a while back in a junkyard, but that one turned out to have a loose fitting so it spewed fuel. My question is, and i have already done this... will it hurt to take some 5/16 fuel line and cut the good metal (unbent) part off the one line and connect it via 2 hose clamps? I pulled the female end out as well as shoved it in and connected there with 2 clamps as well. Made sure it goes nowhere near the exhaust by routing it behind the year shield like stock.

The hose that I put in is the same length as the rubber part that was on the broken line. Will this hurt pressure at all? I drove the car since it had no leaks to text it out, and it seems to die out a bit at a constant throttle. But I don't know if that would be from that line or not. It seems very close in size as the rubber that was removed. Anyone done this before?

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Just a heads up, feed is 3/8 and return is 5/16. If it holds the pressure and moves the fuel then you can do whatever you want pretty much.
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Hmm.OK thanks. Do you think that small difference would give it the symptom I listed though? Or could it be because I tuned it with that bent one in it and now I need to redo that.
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Anything is possible. What kind of shape is your fuel filter in? Have you checked the fuel pressure at the rail yet?
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You can use fuel hose rated for high pressure. This is available at auto parts stores, in bulk. For the metal parts, use coated brake line (so you can bend it without kinking).
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Report this Post08-13-2013 05:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for EvilSqueezlesClick Here to Email EvilSqueezlesSend a Private Message to EvilSqueezlesEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have yet to check the pressure, gotta get a gauge for it. Fuel filter is brand new. The line has a slight curve to it, nowhere near the point of worrying about it kinking. I am assuming that I am actually getting MORE fuel than before, not less. That metal line that was on there was almost bent shut, couldn't have been much fuel making it way through there. I'm just wondering, since it was tuned and timed with the old line bent that way.... if I should redo those things now that its getting more fuel. People set timing to hide problems all the time, I'm wondering if that's basically the case here since with more fuel its running worse. Idles great, but when driving it doesn't like to stay at an even throttle, dies out.

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What kind of shape is your ignition system in?
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Where is it leaking fuel at? Is there an O ring that is supposted to be in that fitting is it present and in good condition?
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